Friday, March 2, 2012

Kumihimo vs Bead Crochet

Hi all,

I'm back.  I had a lot of crocheting and quilting to do. 
But I'm finally back to do what I love...Kumihimo.
I know I told you the story of how I got started doing Kumihimo.  Well, I thought I'd show you my pride and joy in bead crochet.  These were the first pieces I did using the smallest crochet hook available.  It took me 3 days to sit and hand string the beads on.  Since learning to kumihimo, I haven't done bead crochet and my fingertips couldn't be happier. 

Invisible end bead crochet necklace with earrings.  Colors:  Copper and black

Close up of bead crochet pieces.  Just wait until
I get a better camera.

Now this is the first beaded Kumihimo piece I made.  I missed placing a few beads which left some bare spots.   So I will be doing it over this weekend.  It took me 3 weeks to do the bead crochet.  One week to learn how to start it, and 2 more weeks to finish it.  It will only take me 3 days or less to finish the Kumihimo.  Now which one would you prefer?

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